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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes blew through the U.S. Virgin Islands in fall 2017, Russell Bryan joined thousands of Americans who rushed to “chase dreams and promises” of big paychecks from the federal reconstruction effort. A contracting firm said his crew would split about $50,000 for their

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SAN JUAN — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló while in the capital city Tuesday. Governors Bryan and Roselló discussed the ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands and preparedness efforts ahead of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season.  Each governor committed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — About 11,700 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers on five St. Thomas and St. John feeders are without electrical service this morning. WAPA said the “power interruption” is the result of a” tripped generating unit at the Randolph Harley Power Plant” on St. Thomas. “Customers on

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SAN JUAN — Ahead of the June 1, start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season, Governor Albert Bryan Jr and VITEMA Director nominee Daryl Jaschen, on Tuesday, visited a FEMA distribution center housing equipment and other sustenance commodities essential to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ disaster preparedness and response. Governor Bryan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens invites the community to attend the official commemoration of the 102nd transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Capitol Building on St. Thomas. Transfer Day is recognized each year on March 31

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CRUZ BAY — A 19-year-old St. John man has been arrested as the gun-toting, gun-butting “Good Samaritan” attacker of a hitchhiker from earlier this month. Ezius Ashly, 19, of Cruz Bay, was arrested at 1:52 p.m on Sunday and charged with first-degree robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeard’s, Hull Bay, Secret Harbor and Water Bay beaches

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CHRISTIANSTED – Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today named Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) Veteran, Col. Daryl Jaschen as Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA). Col. Jaschen, who is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, and the U.S. Army War College, is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications met to hear testimony on the status and future of telecommunications services in the territory today. Committee Chair, Senator Marvin Blyden, underscored the importance of telecommunications in connecting the territory within its borders and to the rest of the

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CRUZ BAY— Members of the 33rd Legislature have begun the process of revamping local insurance regulations in order “to better protect Virgin Islands property owners.” After hearing testimony from insurance companies and Virgin Islands officials on Wednesday, Senators were largely in support of Bills No. 33-0015 and No. 33-0016. The

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